Holiday Inn, Vienna

Vienna is a beautiful city packed full with culture and art. As we only had a short weekend in Vienna and there was so much to see and do, it was crucial to have a hotel right in the heart of the city. The Holiday Inn is perfectly located – only a 15 minute walk from the city centre and well connected on public transport with various tram lines only a five minute walk away.

The Hotel

Holiday Inn, Vienna
Holiday Inn, Vienna

We really liked the Holiday Inn Vienna City. The hotel is located in a beautiful district full of small cafes and boutiques and only a short walk from the city centre. If you like a food market then you should head over to the Naschmarkt which is only a 6 minute walk away from the hotel. Breakfast at the nearby Figar was also excellent. If you want to see more food recommendations check out our post on a Vegan Weekend in Vienna.

The staff at the hotel were really friendly, always happy to help and it was easy to organise leaving our bags at reception before our flight back to London so we could enjoy our final day in Vienna without our suitcases. The reception has a comfortable seating area where we sat before our flight home to charge our phones and review our holiday snaps. It was nice after a full weekend of walking and exploring to have five minutes to gather ourselves before we headed home. 

The room

Holiday Inn, Vienna

Our room at the Holiday Inn was simple as you would expect but it had everything that you need for a city break. It was very clean and had all the amenities we could need – iron, television, telephone and more. The beds were comfortable and we had enough space for both of us to have our suitcases out in the room which is always a plus for two girls travelling together. One negative though was that we had a room overlooking the street, which could be noisy at times. However, it didn’t stop us from sleeping and the room was good value for what we paid.

The Breakfast

The hotel offers a simple buffet breakfast although sadly we didn’t have time to try it because we opted to have our breakfast out every day instead. I had been given some great recommendations from a colleague at work who knew all the best places to eat, drink and explore in Vienna. I wanted to take the time to visit as many of those as possible just like Figar! Emi and I are real foodies and love to try some traditional dishes in any country we visit and we cannot resist a recommendation when it comes our way!

Have you visited Vienna? Which district is your favourite to stay in? Let us know in the comments below.

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Vicky is a senior digital designer for a well-known fashion brand. Her love of travel stems from long summers on the beaches of Cornwall and Wales and family holidays in Tuscany. She loves art galleries and finding fantastic vegetarian and vegan food. Her favourite destination is Greece where she spent two summers working as a photographer.

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